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Ricoh WG-30
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Ricoh WG-30 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CMOS Oct 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Achieves High Image Quality Even When Shooting Underwater, Night Scenes, And Landscape Inside the compact body of the WG-30 are a five-times optical zoom lens with an approx. 28mm wide-angle... More
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29 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this Ricoh camera 70 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 46 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 74 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Ricoh WG-30 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-30 was able to produce good images. Ayjay said “One thing; I've found that using the 2 second timer really helpful, to make sure my hands are steady, before the picture is taken” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Stephen Spiers gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well”. One customer who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 reckoned that it was good in low light. Knightknight said in their Ricoh WG-30 review on Amazon “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great”.

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Robust

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Ayjay rated the product 5 stars and said “The other shooting modes [including the underwater mode] are easy to select - I'm no David Bailey.”. Ayjay also wrote “Plus the shape and texture of the outer casing is easy to get a good grip on - even under water! Fortunately the Pentax WG-3 is very easy to use”. Stephen Spiers said in his review of this digital camera last year “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully” .

Several Ricoh WG-30 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated it 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Solid construction with great picture quality”. Knightknight rated the product as excellent and said “Is very well built” in their review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. In December Raquel Rita wrote in her review of the Ricoh WG-30 “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.”.

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Easy to Use

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. One Ricoh WG-30 owner reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Ayjay said “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. David Speedy wrote on Amazon “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent” in his review but in spite of that he only rated the Ricoh WG-30 40 out of 100.

One customer thought it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita wrote in her review of the Ricoh WG-30 “The focus is fast” however she gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. One customer who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 said that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

Some Ricoh WG-30 owners concluded that the product was good for video recording. Stephen Spiers wrote in December last year “I got some great movies of shoals of fish” and gave the Ricoh WG-30 a very good rating.

Good Product Quality

Several customers concluded that the Ricoh WG-30 was good quality. In December last year Finian wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon “It takes good quality photos and video”. Mrs. L. Crawford scored it 5 stars and said “Excellent quality” in their review. Raquel Rita said on Amazon this year “Has a good image quality”.

Good Connectivity

Some Ricoh WG-30 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was wifi compatible. Knightknight wrote in their Ricoh WG-30 review on Amazon “The wifi is great and works really well”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Jon Pearson said “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Has a number of other interesting features” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Support

Several Ricoh WG-30 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One Ricoh WG-30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good structurally.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quick to charge.

Ricoh Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Ricoh is one of the superior camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Ricoh also has good reviews for its waterproof cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30, the Ricoh WG-30 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Ricoh WG-30 is waterproof.

Other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Latest waterproof cameras have digital zooms of between 2x and 7.2x. With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other newly released digital cameras.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 172 grams, the Ricoh WG-30 is quite light compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30. The average weight of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 is 580g.

We compared all the other 172g digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Ricoh camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of photo effects than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WG-30. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Ricoh digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Short

The shortest recently released waterproof camera is 61mm tall and the tallest is 170mm. At only 61.5 millimeters, the Ricoh WG-30 is quite short compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 29.6 millimeters, the Ricoh WG-30 is fairly thin compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras. The depths of newly released similar spec digital cameras range from 26mm to 83mm.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out in the last year. This Ricoh camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "PRINT Image Matching III" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Ricoh WG-30 has a TFT display which is better than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most recently released waterproof cameras have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all new waterproof cameras.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of flash modes than most latest waterproof cameras. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Ricoh camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other recently released waterproof cameras, the Ricoh WG-30 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most new waterproof cameras do not have an image stabiliser. The Ricoh WG-30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30, the Ricoh WG-30 does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Ricoh WG-30 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WG-30 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Ricoh WG-30 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 also do not support video recording.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Ricoh WG-30 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The screen sizes of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WG-30 range from 2.5" to 3.2".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price].

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 16 megapixels, the Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The lowest megapixel count of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 is 13MP and the highest is 51MP.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-30 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Ricoh WG-30 is a nine auto focus point camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Ricoh WG-30 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30. The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 is 18s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-30 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,700,000 pixels.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year the maximum apertures range from 4.9 to 38. At only 5.5, the Ricoh WG-30 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30.

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Only 300 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Ricoh WG-30 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for the last year take between 210 and 1,209 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the latest digital cameras the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 14,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the Ricoh WG-30 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh WG-30

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for eleven months.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many new waterproof cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price], or the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price] both from Ricoh.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the WG-30.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 November 2015

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-fi is a ?tough? camera, which is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof and crushproof. It features a 16 million pixel, back-illuminated 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, and has a number... Read more…

Waterproof to 12m
Shock and dropproof
Impressive macro mode
6 LEDs for macro shooting
HDR mode built in
Doesn't feature a panoramic mode
Optical zoom not available during video recording
Red LED light flashes every time you take a photo
Tripod socket position
Noise in images
27 February 2015

Ricoh satser stort på små undervandskameraer, og WG-30W er navnet på et nyt robust kamera i flokken. Det tåler slag og stød og har indbygget wi-fi, hvilket er et særsyn i genren.WG-30W... Read more…

Rugged and durable
Easy to hold and carry
Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos
Dedicated mounting accessories available
Reliable wireless functionality
Very poor LCD screen
Mediocre image quality
No mechanical image stabilization
No optical zoom while recording videos
Overpriced

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Solid construction with great picture quality. Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well. Would benefit from having a share to cloud option.

Reviewed 20 March 2016 by KS
(Verified Purchase)

Didn't try this in the outdoors as the screen & photo resolution were so poor I returned it after some trial shots.

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Dai
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good,early days yet but very ok.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Cotswold Willie
(Verified Purchase)

A robust camera that meets everything and more of anything demanded of it. Inevitably it is capable of much more than I can master. Managing the details can be a bit of a puzzle.

Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Saphi78
(Verified Purchase)

So much fun. The macro is awesome on this...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30, ricoh c6673, ricoh wg30w, ricoh wg30wifi, ricoh wg30wific, ricoh wg30wifica, ricoh wg30wificar, ricoh wg30wificarb, ricoh wg30wificarbo, ricoh wg30wificarbon, ricoh wg30wificarbong, ricoh wg30wificarbongr, ricoh wg30wificarbongre, ricoh wg30wificarbongrey
Barcodes 00027075287198, 00027075287341, 00027075287495

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